Why? But there's just SO much to say about the radicalness of Trump that it all sort of cancels itself out. "We call it 'Three Stooges Syndrome,'" the doctor tells Mr. Burns. He helped shepherd Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, to the California governorship. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Flor., and MSNBC contributor Steve Schmidt lobbed personal insults at each other on Twitter as the Democratic National Convention got underway. [43], Schmidt serves on the board of nonprofit research organization JUST Capital alongside Arianna Huffington, Deepak Chopra, and others. "The die is cast on this issue when you look at the percentage of younger voters who support gay marriage", he was quoted as saying. He has worked for President George W. Bush, Arizona Senator John McCain, and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Add to favorites. Steve Schmidt: ‘At This Hour It’s Clear, These Races Should Be Called’ | Deadline | MSNBC . They understand American politics better than almost anyone because, when they were running presidential campaigns, they had to make momentous decisions almost every single day. "[32], Schmidt said about his lesbian sister and her life partner: "On a personal level, my sister and her partner are an important part of my life and our children's life. Stephen Edward Schmidt[2] (born September 28, 1970)[3] is an American communications and public affairs strategist who has worked on Republican political campaigns, including those of President George W. Bush, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Arizona Senator John McCain. [7], In June 2018, Schmidt renounced the Republican Party as "fully the party of Trump". [45] Schmidt parted ways with the podcast when he walked out in the middle of an episode in which Jordan and executive producer Adam Levine questioned Schmidt about his role as adviser to potential 2020 presidential candidate Howard Schultz. tsutomu 2020年11月7日 Steve Schmidt: ‘At This Hour It’s Clear, These Races Should Be Called’ | Deadline | MSNBC 2020-11-07T11:47:06+09:00 MSNBC. Every once in a while, however, someone is able to break through the clutter -- and nail exactly what it is that makes Trump so unorthodox as president. with Carl Bernstein on Apple Podcasts", "Howard Schultz makes political hires as he mulls 2020 bid", "Steve Schmidt returns to MSNBC, with plenty to say", "Steve Schmidt Storms Off Own Podcast When Asked About Advising Howard Schultz", "The Circus – Season 5 Episode 17, Crisis Mismanagement | Showtime", "Game Change: Sarah Palin and the Confessions of Steve Schmidt", "HBO's 'Game Change' Charts Sarah Palin's Revenge", "The Immoral Minority: The reason that Steve Schmidt soured on Sarah Palin so quickly becomes more clear. Yes, Schmidt is someone who has made no secret of his distaste for Trump. Senator Barbara Boxer. The film, based on chapters of the book of the same title by political journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, focuses on the choice of Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate in the 2008 United States presidential election. For all of the words that have been written and spoken about -- and by -- Donald Trump, it's often difficult to put a finger on what makes his presidency so incredibly abnormal. David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt are friends, former rivals and two of the top strategic minds in America. He gets even more poignant as he rightfully points out that Trump is shrinking before our eyes. [13] He joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity,[14] was a member of the campus Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program, and did field work for Republican candidates in Delaware, sometimes wearing campaign buttons to class. "As Dick Cheney said years ago, 'Freedom means freedom for everybody. Ever since Steve Schmidt’s high-profile defection from the G.O.P. As a counselor to world leaders, CEOs, celebrities, and political movements over the past two decades, Steve Schmidt has played an influential role in American politics and helped navigate some of the most high-stakes corporate crises and business strategy challenges of our time. But it is his closing paragraph that bites. He served as the communications director of the House GOP's campaign arm. And so, while it may be easy for Trump loyalists to dismiss Schmidt's condemnation of the President, it's not that simple. Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large, Updated 1745 GMT (0145 HKT) June 23, 2020. Yes, he says (and tweets) things that no past president would ever utter publicly. When that happens, you are no longer living in a democratic republic. Report raises … 14 Views; Share; Follow Martywalsh . "He has brought destruction to the country," Steve Schmidt said. Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - Go back in time to when Steve Schmidt first got interested in politics, hear some fresh perspectives on the 2008 presidential election, and learn about what Steve believes is necessary in order to help get this country back on track. Steve Schmidt says “there’s nothing that frankly comes even close." × News & Politics … [26], On July 2, 2008, Schmidt was appointed to head up day-to-day operations of the McCain campaign in response to concerns that the campaign lacked coordination and a clear message. Steve Schmidt accused the former Republican vice presidential nominee of "paranoia, pathological lying, profound ignorance, brittleness and insanity." Steve Schmidt. Stephen Edward Schmidt (born September 28, 1970) is an American communications and public affairs strategist who has worked on Republican political campaigns, including those of President George W. Bush, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Arizona Senator John McCain.. Schmidt was the senior campaign strategist and advisor to the 2008 presidential campaign of Senator John McCain. This is not someone who has had an on-again, off-again relationship with the Republican Party. A set of tests is run. During an interview on "Deadline," Schmidt -- a Never-Trumper who cofounded The … SCHMIDT: They crossed the Rubicon. Steve Schmidt, the senior adviser in 2008 to Senator John S. McCain, feared that his role in that campaign would scar his reputation, but he has rebounded. With the exception of a few Governors like Baker, Hogan and Kasich it is filled with feckless cowards who disgrace and dishonor the legacies of the party's greatest leaders ... Today the GOP has become a danger to our democracy and our values. [16] Schmidt graduated in the class of 2013.[17]. Like I said: It's brutal. They are obedient. Steve Schmidt is a co-founder of The Lincoln Project. Steve Schmidt is an American public affairs strategist and communications expert. Governor of California. Welcome back to Instagram. UP NEXT. GOP Strategist Slams Sarah Palin After She Accuses Him Of Sabotage. He is capable and you are not. This is deliberate. [25] From there, he became a partner in Mercury Public Affairs, part of Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, in charge of Mercury's operations in California. Obama Blames Lib Strategist Steve Schmidt for Ruining Politics Shlub who spearheaded Palin nomination grifted millions from lib donors in 2020 Andrew Stiles - November 13, 2020 3:10 PM [19] In 2005 and 2006, he was the White House strategist responsible for the U.S. Supreme Court nominations of Samuel Alito[25] and Chief Justice John Roberts. [35] The Embassy's opening coincided with the bloodiest day of the 2018 Gaza border protests, with more than 57 Palestinians killed. [47]Schmidt and members of The Lincoln Project guest starred on Showtime's The Circus in 2020 giving viewers an insight to their strategies. In 1988, he was one of two graduating seniors voted "most likely to succeed" by his classmates at North Plainfield High School. Clock Is Ticking On Trump Comeback As Early Voting Nears. [20] In 1999, he was the Communications Director for Lamar Alexander's presidential run, leaving in June when the campaign reduced its senior staff. "[38] During an August 2018 television appearance, he characterized Trumpism: We’re seeing somebody go to mass rallies, constantly lie to incite fervor in a cult of personality base, we are seeing him make victimization honorable – they’re all victims, right? Steve continues a well-polished critique of Donald Trump, reminding us that he is the worst president America has ever had. He worked for Lamar Alexander's 2000 presidential campaign. Or should be ignored. [18] This Kentucky campaign's advertising strategy was featured in the second edition of George Magazine. 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[27][28], The New York Times described Schmidt's management as having transformed the McCain campaign into "an elbows-out, risk-taking, disciplined machine", crediting him with aggressive responses to press criticism and creative methods of manipulating the news cycle. Join Facebook to connect with Steve Schmidt and others you may know. [36], On June 19, 2018, Schmidt formally withdrew from the GOP over Donald Trump's policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S. border with Mexico. Steve Schmidt did not mince his words when as a former Republican he made the following profound statement. In a podcast on December 14, 2020, Schmidt announced that he is registering as a member of the Democratic Party. [19], In 2006, Schmidt left the White House to become the campaign manager in the re-election campaign for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Over the weekend, Steve Schmidt, who ran John McCain's 2008 campaign for president, was that person in an interview on MSNBC. [29], Time's Michael Scherer, in an opinion piece from September 15, 2008, relating to Schmidt's involvement with John McCain's presidential campaign, stated that Schmidt, the "lord of outrage, has a long and prosperous career ahead of him". [21], By late 2000, Schmidt was communications director of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.[22][23]. Schmidt is shown as pushing for the choice of Palin, then afterward conceding she was unqualified for the job, including that she had a limited knowledge of current affairs. [46], He is a founding member of The Lincoln Project, a Super PAC organized by former Republican operatives opposed to the re-election of Donald Trump in 2020, and supported the democratic nominee Joe Biden. Co-founder of the Lincoln Project Steve Schmidt calls today, when the Electoral College meets, a happy day because it cements Joe Biden’s victory. Posted December 15, 2020 in Politics. They have joined a cult. He has worked on numerous Republican campaigns including, President George W. Bush, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Senator John McCain. MSNBC Hack Steve Schmidt Compares Trump Supporters To ’20s Or 30s’ Nazi Germany. Yes, he operates without any sort of blueprint or plan, choosing instead to wing it. [14] He distributed campaign materials for Democrat Bill Bradley's 1978 Senate campaign. [15], Schmidt attended the University of Delaware from 1988 through the spring of 1993, majoring in political science. Click to subscribe! You have everything." By Ed Mazza. Schmidt has been partisan fighter for the bulk of his professional life. [16] During this time, he registered as a Republican. Today, Schmidt is an MSNBC political analyst appearing frequently on the network. Even with a 7 million vote Biden lead, we almost lost our democracy. He has worked on several Republican political campaigns. Describing his new political orientation, he stated: This Independent voter will be aligned with the only party left in America that stands for what is right and decent and remains fidelitous to our Republic, objective truth, the rule of law and our Allies. Steve Schmidt as he always does hits the nail on the head. But Schmidt is also a lifelong Republican. He said: "I just wanted to take a second to come by and pay my respect and the campaign's respect to your organization and to your group. See full episodes here. Democrats used to love Steve Schmidt: he was a Republican operative who had seen the light. I admire your group and your organization and I encourage you to keep fighting for what you believe in because the day is going to come. And the doctor informs Burns he is "the sickest man in the entire United States. Rick Davis retained the formal title of "campaign manager". '"[33], While leading the 2008 John McCain presidential campaign, the McCain campaign states that "gay adoption is a state issue and does not endorse any federal legislation. Your organization is an important one in the fabric of our party. NOW PLAYING: Politics Steve Schmidt: ‘106 members of Congress broke faith with American democracy’ MSNBC. "[34], In May 2018, when President Donald Trump moved the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, sparking violent Gaza border protests, Schmidt said Trump "has blood on his hands". Billy Porter gave Donald Trump the reading of a lifetime on his Instagram aheaad of the US election with a little help from Steve Schmidt. They are obedient to the leader.[39]. Steve Schmidt: “There has been a deadly consequence for the fact that Donald Trump is sitting in the Oval Office as the most unprepared president in American history to deal with any type of crisis.” If you need help with the Public File, call (954) 364-2526. [30], Schmidt criticized the press on September 22, 2008 calling the New York Times "a pro-Obama advocacy organization that every day impugns the McCain campaign, attacks Senator McCain, attacks Governor (Sarah Palin)" and saying "Whatever The New York Times once was, it is today not by any standard a journalistic organization. It is corrupt, indecent and immoral. Yes, he has upended decades' worth of carefully crafted relationships with friends -- and enemies -- around the world. Steve Schmidt is a Republican who thought John McCain would make a better president than Obama (who was pretty damn good), and one of the GOP’s thought-leaders until the GOP gave up on thought altogether as entirely overrated, driving Schmidt so far out of the party that he wants it burned to the ground and a new conservative party to start anew. [49] Schmidt himself voiced his approval of the film, saying that "it tells the truth of the campaign"[50] and that watching the film was tantamount to "an out-of-body experience". In June 2018, he tweeted "the Republican Party ... is fully the party of Trump. [5] He was a Vice Chair at the public relations firm Edelman[6] until he stepped down in July 2018. We are seeing the allegation of conspiracy, the ‘Deep State,’ hidden, nefarious movements that only the leader can see. In 1998, Schmidt ran California State Senator Tim Leslie's unsuccessful race for Lt. In 2004, he was a member of the senior strategic planning group, led by White House adviser Karl Rove, that ran President George W. Bush's re-election campaign; Schmidt oversaw the reelection "war room". That party is the Democratic Party. [41], On January 28, 2019, it was reported that Schmidt, along with Democratic consultant Bill Burton, had been hired to help shape a potential presidential run by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. This is an assault on objective truth. Now, Schmidt is without question a leading voice in the "Never Trump" movement. He has been a Republican for a lot longer than Donald Trump has been one. "[31], Schmidt voiced his support for gay rights at a meeting of the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay Republican group. And once you get people to surrender their sovereignty, what is true is what the leader says is true, what is true is what the leader believes is true, even though what’s true is staring you in the face. 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He managed McCain's campaign. (CNN)For all of the words that have been written and spoken about -- and by -- Donald Trump, it's often difficult to put a finger on what makes his presidency so incredibly abnormal. Because all of the diseases in his body are jamming each other up as they try to attack his body. Lincoln Project's Steve Schmidt floats Senate run against Mike Lee in 2022, Lee camp responds: 'LOL' Schmidt is a MSNBC contributor and co-founder of … Schmidt was the senior campaign strategist and advisor to the 2008 presidential campaign of Senator John McCain. In 1995, Schmidt managed the unsuccessful campaign for Kentucky Attorney General of Will T. Scott, who is formerly a Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court. Sign in to check out what your friends, family & interests have been capturing & sharing around the world. Never Trump leader Steve Schmidt penned a love letter to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, asking to team up with AOC against "autocrats." Schmidt said of Trump, "We have in America—right now, at this hour—to understand that you have a lawless president, a vile president, a corrupt president, a mean, cruel president, who is seeking to remake the world order."[37]. Thirty-five percent of this country has checked out. He also cited Republican leadership for their failure to challenge the policy. Lincoln Project founder Steve Schmidt tore into the Republican party in a lengthy monologue on MSNBC Wednesday night, warning that given power they’ll destroy democracy. But that doesn't mean that all of what he says about the President above is wrong. The son of a schoolteacher and a telecommunications executive, Schmidt grew up in North Plainfield, New Jersey, where he became an Eagle Scout, a tight end on the high school football team,[13] a two-year member of the National Honor Society, and senior class vice president. He left three credits short of graduating because he did not pass a math course; Schmidt has said that he has been diagnosed with a learning disability that makes higher math difficult for him. — Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) June 20, 2020 Respected on the world stage and you are laughed at like some type of grotesque and buffoonish clown. He worked on Capitol Hill for Republicans. [8] In early December 2020, he stated: "The Republican Party is an organized conspiracy for the purposes of maintaining power for self-interest, and the self-interest of its donor class ... It’s no longer dedicated to American democracy. In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. We see the scapegoating of minority populations, vulnerable populations, and lastly, the assertion that ‘I need to exercise these powers that no president has ever claimed to have.' [51], Steve Schmidt and his ex-wife, Angela,[52] have three children. [48], Schmidt is portrayed by Woody Harrelson in the HBO film Game Change. 4,550 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from ‘steveschmidt’ hashtag Steve Schmidt: “The election result has nothing to do with making the party less cuckoo. By David Moye. (It reminds me of a Simpsons episode where ancient tycoon Monty Burns decides to get a physical. "[9][10][11], Schmidt is a founder of The Lincoln Project, a political action committee of lifelong Republican strategists seeking to prevent Trump's reelection.[12]. He may have secretly been a Trig Truther", The Silver Bullet: Steve Schmidt Makes Sure His Candidate Knows Exactly What He Is Shooting For, Steve Schmidt: Renowned Political Strategist and MSNBC Political Analyst, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Steve_Schmidt&oldid=994336532, People associated with the 2008 United States presidential election, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 05:06. Steve Schmidt served as a political strategist for George W. Bush and the John McCain presidential campaign. MSNBC contributor Steve Schmidt proved once again he's a liberal hack who will say the most outrageous things imaginable about Trump supporters. [44], In August 2018 Schmidt launched a podcast with Elise Jordan focused on the Trump presidency. Yes, he takes credit for everything and blame for nothing. Schmidt joined the Bush administration as a Deputy Assistant to the President and Counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney. "Lincoln Project" member Steve Schmidt warned Wednesday on MSNBC that the Republican Party is willing to sacrifice America to keep President Trump in power. He’s a communications and public affairs strategist. [40], On December 14, 2020, Schmidt announced he was joining the Democratic Party on his podcast, Battleground. "[32], In February 2013, Schmidt along with 74 other Republicans co-signed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in support of overturning Proposition 8. [19] Also that year, he was the Communications Director for California State Treasurer Matt Fong's unsuccessful campaign to unseat U.S. 233 Followers, 276 Following, 219 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Steven (@sj_schmidt) In 2001, he was the spokesman of the National Republican Congressional Committee,[24] becoming the Communications Director by 2002. 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